I will start by saying that this is not another "BASH Sacco blog" BUT...
Dear hockey gods I have a dream, Please get my beloved Avalanche a coach that can keep up with us"
I know there are a lot of us that feel he is not quite what the team needs IE.. A good coach but realistically I don't think he has the experience needed to adapt his system as the season goes on. What I mean by this is he seems a little one dimensional when it comes to the ups and downs of a season. I am sorry but if the Pens can still put a good game on the ice after losing their best players why couldn't we? Its up to the coach to take what he has and sharpen the pencil if you know what I mean. Sacco has not shown that ability at all. OK enough Sacco bashing as I promised because I do think he is a good coach and would make a ABOVE average assistant coach to a more experienced bench boss like... WAIT FOR IT.... DAVE TIPPETT.
This is where the dream starts to form. We have a team with a lot of the right pieces in place. (Yes there is more to add) Our center core is one that many teams only wish they had. As a core our team is up and coming and we all know we have a lot to look forward to but the team really needs a driver for this machine that can keep pace. On the ICE and in the locker room that is the coach. SO how hard would it be to pry arguably one of the best coaches around today away from the sinking ship that is the Phoenix Coyotes? Realistically or Unrealistically how ever you see this I would throw everything INCLUDING the kitchen sink at this guy. "Hey Dave we here at the Avalanche organization will double what ever they are paying you and look at all the new pieces we have for you to play with! Plus there is more on the way!". I am not an official or even a business man.. Just a RABID hockey fan. So my perspective is through Burgundy and Blue shades, but even our rebuilding team has to look like a life raft compared to what Phoenix is looking like.
The guy is obviously good with both veterans and rookies and knows how to get a team most would count out every year into the playoffs. What could he do if he actually had a team that was skating in the right direction building year to year?
As most things like this go this is probably more dream than possibility but if the right people brought their heads up out of the sand. I don't see how it could be a bad move in the direction of making our team into a power franchise again. Every fast car need its driver and Sacco just does not seem to be able to keep up. I don't know anything beyond what I can see and know as a fan but the Phoenix coaching tree looking ripe for the picking. What do you think? Mid season if the team still feels the least bit unstable will they actually try something like this??
OK! So I bashed Sacco a little but I tried my hardest to keep to the point. =)